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The Centre of Democracy is open again from Monday 3rd August, 2020.

The Centre of Democracy team is excited to welcome visitors and students back into the museum after a four-month closure. We have embarked on a comprehensive review of our operations to ensure we remain COVIDSafe for our visitors and staff. We ask our visitors to be aware of:

  • Changes to opening hours (listed below) 
  • A limit to the number of visitors inside the museum 
  • Providing hand sanitiser at the entrance and exit 
  • Suggested walkway to ensure physical distancing while enjoying the museum 


School groups will be returning to the Centre of Democracy with teacher-led excursions available from Tuesday to Fridays from 10am to 1pm, with Mondays dedicated to delivering exciting new virtual experiences for school groups directly into their classrooms. Read more about school programs and resources here


Plan your visit

Where: The Centre of Democracy is located in the Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue.

Cost: Free admission

Open to the public: Monday to Friday 1.30pm – 4pm (closed weekends and public holidays)

Open to pre-booked school groups: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm, Virtual Visits on Mondays 10am – 1pm. Bookings essential.



Our fellow History Trust of South Australia colleagues at the Migration Museum, National Motor Museum  and the South Australian Maritime Museum are also open and welcoming visitors and school groups.